Can Can Food Drive - June 18th-21st
This summer is the 3rd year of the Summer of Sharing and in the summer of 2011, like many of the people in need on the South Plains, the shelves at the Food Bank were bare. This shortfall is due to the unfortunate increase of people served by the Food Bank and kids being home from school during the summer. We NEVER want to turn anyone away, so this food drive was important in keeping that promise. The Food Bank received a call from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who wanted to help and urge others to help refill the shelves.
Last year, we were able to partner with Lowe’s Grocery Stores and Plains Capital Bank as well as our renewed partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make this event even more successful in the Summer of 2012. With these three partners we were able to increase our summer-time donations which lasted well into the Fall.
This year the main site for the food drive will be located at the Lowe's Supermarket at 19th and Frankford. The local stores will be selling pre-made bags containing $12 of food, whichinclude several items that are necessary for each food box, for only $5. You can easily be part of this drive with a quick donation at the register and help your neighbors in need all across the South Plains.
Covenant's involvement in the Can Can Food Drive has been helpful to the Food Bank for several years and joining with the Summer of Sharing ensures plenty of food for those who might go hungry without our assistance. In addition to this drive and helping us collect food, Covenant Medical Center will be doing free health screenings during this week at the 19th street Lowe's.
Tuesday – Sleep Screening Questionnaire 11am till 4pm
Thursday – Dental Screening for Children & Adults 10:30 am till 6pm
Blood pressure checks are TBA.